Longshot, there's plenty of bushy tails all over VA. Check out the Game and Inland Fisheries site (http://www.dgif.state.va.us) and see if there's any wildlife management areas within driving distance for you. Or just try asking around. Most woods are pretty thick, so go for the big hardwoods if you can find them. Good luck.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...